Scape and Radish Leaf Pesto

Falmouth Farmers Market- Scape & Radish Leaf Pesto

Scapes were a novelty nine years ago when our market started. Basically growers cut the scape from a garlic plant to stop it reproducing—making tiny bulbils—and thus direct its energy to the bulb fattening in the ground. Scapes were once tossed on the compost pile. Now we know they’re too good to waste, delicious cooked on the grill, or roasted, or made into salad dressings […]

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Spring Vegetable Ragout

This week’s recipe combines butter-poached peas, scallions and garlic scapes, which become a quite different vegetable when cooked–bean-like and sweet. Spring Vegetable Ragout 10 oz sugar snap pea-pods, trimmed (about 4 cups) 8 oz shelling peas (about ½ cup shelled) 8 garlic scapes, tender parts only, top-knot discarded 8 scallions, trimmed back to six inches 1 cup pea-cooking water, plus […]

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Tzatziki with Scapes

Scape afficionados rejoice! The whimsical curly shoots that spring from garlic plants in early summer have arrived at the market. (Note: When you get home, trim your scape-stems and prop in a tall glass or vase with some water at the bottom.) Since the first cucumbers are showing up, too, this week’s recipe is a local, seasonal take on Tzatziki […]

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